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Abuse Claims

To speak with one of our friendly and compassionate legal professionals, you can contact us anytime on 1800 21 22 23

There is no amount of compensation that can ever undo the suffering and trauma caused by abuse.

It is an incredibly courageous act for survivors to step forward and tell their story. We stand with survivors and understand that this is an area of the law that is sensitive and calls for compassion and understanding.

Experienced, Compassionate and Supportive

We have extensive experience in pursuing abuse cases and can support you through the process by making it as simple as possible.

Our founding partner Peter Gordon brought the first mass legal challenge to the tort immunity that was once claimed by the Catholic Church and Christian Brothers’ Orders – we are informed by this history and remain a firm committed to pursuing justice for survivors.

Our lawyers who handle abuse claims have valuable experience dealing with various religious institutions such as Christian Brothers, Marist Fathers, Uniting Church, Anglican Dioceses as well as cases involving the State of Victoria.

We can help you to pursue compensation to help support you in whatever way it might be meaningful for you – be it for medical or related costs, to help support you if you have difficulty working, or to achieve some sense of justice through the legal system.

If you or someone close to you has been affected by abuse, please contact us here at Gordon Legal. Our compassionate, committed and experienced lawyers are ready to fight for you.



Important changes to legislation

Institutional abuse was brought into focus by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Coming to terms with the impact of abuse can be a lifelong process, yet until recently there were time limitations restricting the ability of survivors to bring a claim forward. In June 2019, the Victorian government announced welcome changes to legislation which make it fairer for survivors of abuse to seek compensation without these time restraints.

Additionally – many survivors were previously pressured by institutions to accept inadequate settlements. These changes will allow some survivors to have their claims reassessed.

If you wish to discuss any of the above, we encourage you to get in touch with us today on 1800 21 22 23 to make an appointment with one of our friendly staff. We have offices in Melbourne, Geelong and Dandenong and can come to you if necessary.


Abuse Experts

Peter Gordon

Senior Partner Read more

Andrew Grech

Partner Read more

Daina Kyriacopoulos

Lawyer Read more

Patrick Gordon

Principal Lawyer Read more

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